After years of bedside nursing my back was destroyed. I went through all of the steps, therapy, small surgeries, eventually a fusion. I was sent to doctor after doctor. No longer able to walk through an airport, sit at my desk, sleep through the night, carry groceries, walk the dog, bake a cake, I was so sad. I had to give up direct patient care and my life became smaller and smaller. Being very active by nature I felt like my life was pretty much over and would be spending my days reading and watching TV. I developed severe rheumatoid arthritis and my rheumatologist sent me to Dr. Glaser. With their help I can now keep up at work, enjoy my grandson's football games and travel again. I am so grateful. As a nurse I know that pain specialists often get judged because of the drugs they prescribe. This is so sad. That stigma probably prevents many people from getting the care they really need. If you have pain and you can’t live your life anymore, please get help, it is available, it is safe and it can work. Thank you to everyone at the center for giving me my life back, your patience, your dedication.